Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov opened the works on the first section of the Europe highway, which will connect Sofia with the Kalotina crossing on the Serbian border, and further to Nis and Belgrade, the Bulgarian media reported.
The works pertain to the modernization of the old Kalotina-Sofia road on the I-8 route between Dragoman and Slivnica.
– The first phase covers a 17-km section. Another lane will be built there, whereas the old one will be reconstructed, turning this road into a highway – the media report.
The investment is worth around EUR 60 million and is financed from the state budget.
The Kalotina-Sofia section of the Europe highway is 48 kilometers long and divided into three parts: Kalotina-Dragoman, Dragoman-Slivnica and Slivnica-north bypass route.
The new lane on the Dragoman-Slivnica section should be completed by the end of 2020, whereas the Serbian part of the Europe highway, from the Bulgarian border to Nis, is practically complete.